Crack pattern in ceramics subject to thermal shock

Highly cited article

Less than one year after its publication, the article on crack nucleation (Tanné, Li, Bourdin, Marigo, & Maurini, 2018) published in the Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids was labeled ESI highly cited paper in engineering by Web of Science. Quoting from web of science: “As of November/December 2018, this highly cited paper received enough citations to place it in the top 1% of the academic field of Engineering based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year.”

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  1. Tanné, E., Li, T., Bourdin, B., Marigo, J.-J., & Maurini, C. (2018). Crack nucleation in variational phase-field models of brittle fracture. J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 110, 80–99. DOI:10.1016/j.jmps.2017.09.006 Download